A crowdfunder is open for a few more days for a legal challenge to this link road scheme which would be very damaging to the climate. More locally, it would lead to an increase in car and HGV journeys across the Peak District and worsen the almost permanent congestion in Glossop.  But now the Government has given it the green light. Sheffield Green Party submitted an objection before it was granted planning consent by the Government. Please support CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire‘s legal challenge to this scheme –
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Cllr Douglas Johnson said,

“Heavy traffic through Mottram, on the Sheffield to Manchester route, has been a long-term issue. But rather than more road-building and private car mileage, we would prefer to see the money spent on better public transport links between the two cities. There must be an incentive for more people to travel by rail and not by private car.”